The city of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it. Eight bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west.
When you visit Saskatoon, you will be pleased to find an accommodating city with no shortage of entertainment and attractions. Residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons. The trail runs along both sides of the river, winding under the bridges, and through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas. The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world.
A vibrant, sophisticated arts community is tangible at the assortment of events and festivals taking place throughout the year. The Saskatchewan Jazz festival is one of the highlights of the year and will be taking place at the same time as the One Health Congress. The Festival plays host to hundreds of world class artists each summer. For the art lovers among us, Saskatoon welcomed the opening of the Remai Modern museum in October 2017. This brand-new museum of modern and contemporary art offers a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century and houses the most comprehensive collection of linocuts by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Boutique shopping, challenging golf courses, and fresh local cuisine round out Saskatoon’s appeal. Saskatoon's John Diefenbaker International Airport is only 10 minutes from downtown, with daily flights available to and from major Canadian and U.S. destinations: Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Las Vegas. In short, it is not wonder that following a month-long contest by USA Today in June 2017, Saskatoon was named as the 4th most travel-worthy destination in Canada.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon!